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Strong Position of Polish HEIs among European Universities

Ever more Polish general and technical universities create alliances with higher education institutions from other European countries as part of the European Universities Initiative. How does this affect their plans and what opportunities does it create for scientists and students? The University of Silesia will host scholars from Trieste and Kaunas as visiting professors. Their involvement is the result of cooperation between the University of Silesia and higher education...

Elements of Artificial Intelligence: a free online course

The role of AI in society and the economy is growing. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a wide-ranging branch of computer science involved in developing smart machines capable of performing tasks that typically require human intelligence. What is this technology all about? Elements of AI is a free online course created by the Finnish technology company Reaktor and the University of Helsinki. Its aim is to introduce the widest possible group of people (initially - at least 1...

Patent Leaders in Poland

Universities compete in making and patenting inventions. Biodegradable films or a device for detecting disease biomarkers in the exhaled air – these are examples of university solutions that have recently been patented. Out of 3,042 patents granted by the Polish Patent Office to domestic and foreign entities, almost 47% of exclusive rights were granted to universities, research institutes and scientific entities of the Polish Academy of Sciences. This is what we can read in...

Ever More Foreign Students at Polish Universities

Over 1.2 million students studied at Polish universities in the past academic year. Among them, 6.8% were foreigners, and the largest group of foreign students came to Poland from other European countries, as we can find out from the latest report of the Central Statistical Office (GUS) on Polish higher education. The latest GUS report on higher education The report ‘Higher Education and Its Finances in 2019’ presents data on universities, students and...

Do you control your time or does time controls you? Practical techniques to manage all your tasks on time.

With the academic year underway, many students are wondering “How can I manage all of the things I have planned?” or “Where can I find some extra time to finish this assignment?” In this article, we will share practical advice on managing your time and being more productive during the next academic year. There are no one-size-fits-all universal time management systems or techniques. We are all different. Some people thrive in a fast-paced lifestyle, while others prefer a...

What Do Foreigners Think About Polish Science?

IBRIS Market and Social Research Institute carried out research on the image of Polish science both at home and abroad and subsequently organised a press conference to present its results. The surveys were conducted between October 2019 and February 2020 in Poland, the European Union, and the United States. The results were published in "White Book of the Image of Polish Science". In the US and EU, the most frequently mentioned inventions by Polish scientists are the...

Google Europe Students with Disabilities Scholarship

Google offers a special student scholarship for people with disabilities who would like to develop their potential in IT. The scholarship is designed for students with disabilities who study computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related technical field at universities in Europe or Israel. Applications can be submitted until December 4, 2020. Scholarships of EUR 7,000 will be awarded for the academic year 2021-2022. More information here...

Interesting Statistics About Higher Education in Poland are Published by GUS

What do you do when you see a lot of numbers, charts, and the word "statistics"? You may ignore it because sometimes it seems boring. But not today! Below you will be able to find the collection of the most interesting statistical facts that reveal a lot about higher education and science in Poland in 2019. The annual data was published on the website of the Central Statistical Office. Increasing expenditure on R&D In 2019, according to a study by the...

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